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Netflix Users Streamed 2 Billion Hours In The 4th Quarter of 2011

Netflix Users Streamed 2 Billion Hours In The 4th Quarter of 2011

What will be noted about Netflix' 2011 will be that poorly-handled price increase that sent people into mass hysteria.  What won't be noted that much, but has way more impact, is that Netflix saw people stream like they've never streamed before in 2011, and in ...

The Roku Streaming Stick Makes A Regular TV A Smart TV

The Roku Streaming Stick Makes A Regular TV A Smart TV

It must be a Roku kind of day, I guess. In addition to the new Showtime content we wrote about earlier today, Roku is looking to capture a new revenue stream with a product they're calling the Roku Streaming Stick. Essentially, it's a little stick ...

The First Original Netflix Series Will Be Lilyhammer, Not House Of Cards

The First Original Netflix Series Will Be Lilyhammer, Not House Of Cards

Way back a long time ago--something around 9 months ago--we learned that Netflix had outbid everyone for the rights to a new series called House Of Cards. Starring Kevin Spacy, House Of Cards is an American remake of a successful British show. Nearly every major ...

American Television Alliance Upset Over NBC Super Bowl Streaming Plan

American Television Alliance Upset Over NBC Super Bowl Streaming Plan

The continued perception that streaming sports online somehow affects the overall TV audience continues unabated.  Or, rather, the perception is being used to gain leverage, and no one actually believes that myth anymore.  The American Television Alliance, which is a lobbyist group that represents cable, ...

Boxee Said To Drop The PC Client Biz With Latest Boxee 1.5 Version

Boxee Said To Drop The PC Client Biz With Latest Boxee 1.5 Version

Boxee version 1.5 will be the last PC client there is, it seems they no longer want to support that build your own Boxee box initiative. It's partly because they see the Internet TV revolution moving away from Boxee-style boxes and instead going to connected ...

The Muppets Rock Out In New Google Hangouts TV Commercial

The Muppets Rock Out In New Google Hangouts TV Commercial

There are a ton of potential uses for Google Plus Hangouts, and Google is doing something relatively big to help highlight them--they're putting out another TV commercial. I think I can count on one hand (maybe just a couple fingers) the number of times Google ...

Mobile Video App MoviePal Is Shazam For Movie Trailers

Mobile Video App MoviePal Is Shazam For Movie Trailers

The simplest concepts I've long held that Shazam is quite possibly the most useful smart phone app on the planet--it's certainly the one I used the most out of all the apps I've ever downloaded. It's definitely a simple concept (hear a song you want ...

The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons - Lightsaber Edition

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons   Lightsaber Edition

Friday is always a tough day to focus on work. With the weekend near, it can be hard to focus on the pile of paperwork in front of you. And since tomorrow's Christmas Eve, most of you are probably even more distracted than usual. Which ...

Freddie Wong TV Commercial - EA Hires YouTube Star To Create Battlefield 3 Ad

Freddie Wong TV Commercial   EA Hires YouTube Star To Create Battlefield 3 Ad

We've come a long way, guys. Video games are no longer just for kids, but are now billion-dollar tentpole events. And creating videos is no longer just for people who can afford the expensive equipment. Freddie Wong is sort of the poster child for self-taught ...

Epic Meal Time Gets TV Deal, Will Terrorize Meat On G4

Epic Meal Time Gets TV Deal, Will Terrorize Meat On G4

Epic Meal Time's success is amazing, and it keeps on rolling with the announcement that it will get a chance on the gaming/entertainment network G4 soon.  The deal gives Epic Meal Time a pilot, but let's face it, that show is likely to get a ...

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